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of ongoing debate we've had for years with facial recognition technology and how much of that we aught to be having in this country which raises all sorts of civil liberty questions and big brother questions. i think this episode that we've witnessed just this afternoon could become a very big factor in that debate about facial recognition technology in this country. >> i think you're absolutely right. i think as we see things up fold, it'll spark a number of larger debates but i was wondering, michael, do have you a sense of a time line when this information came to law enforcement, when they figured thought was a significant lead, where we are in that time line now? >> it was a eureka moment when they found the video of from we lef that lord & taylor store a couple lhundred yards from here showing the individual dropping off the bag. that was not something they had yesterday. from all our sourcing, through last night, through this morning. there were no breakthroughs. so my guess is they got that at some point early today. and it filtered up and they matched it up with the video from
you identify -- do you look through mug shots? how do you find that person? >> the technology has improved tremendously in terms of facial recognition technology and they are using that matching images on video at the scene to any faces that might be in databases and running that to see if there's any sort of match. another way is, okay, here's an image that we've got. let's go back to others who we know that were at the scene and who were at businesses nearby and show a picture. that would be routine police work that is done. that's many, many aspects and i'm sure there are others that they are not going to talk to us about as they attempt to track down who planted these devices. >> help me here because all the time we're talking about union station or 30th street station in philly or anywhere, there's a big stein and an announcement. why don't they let the people see the person and say, i know this i goo, i know this woman? i assume it's a guy. >> that's part of the debate that's been going on all day today as you look at the mess that went on this afternoon with some of the bad
in this age of technology that they're able to get so much incoming information from so many different sources. on the other hand, as you say, you then have to make sure that you are whittling that down to the right sources of information. >> that's right. in this case on the video front and the photographic front, they've got a huge advantage. they know where the explosions were. you can actually work out from there. krou don't know where the videos and photos came from the public. but in terms of buildings, once you have a picture of anyone suspicious, you move out and you, you know, rapidly moving circles. how long would it take if someone was walking? let's look at that video camera. you try to piece this together. that's what what was done by the british officials after the bombing on 7/7 in 2005 and they were fundamentally able to track them all the way back to their homes. >> kevin, we just learned today the name of the third tragic fatality in this bombing. ling si lu, a graduate student from china studying statistics at boston university. i don't need to tell you the emotions around t
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businesses -- and again, technology smaller than a hockey puck. people see them if they are aware of them. the plexiglass dome can often contain three or four camera heads. sometimes led lighting at night. >> this is a radical change from five or six years a i go. all of our cities are wired. some of those will be the official cameras for say the boston police department. as you said, almost every business and every person. and that's why officials came out early on and said, please, turn this in. preserve it. otherwise the businesses might ordinarily lose that after a couple of days. so it needed to be preserved. get to the government. it takes time to get through all this. once you know about the location and timeframe, officials can get through that relatively rapidly. >> quite extraordinary yesterday. people taking the air shuttle and flying from boston logan to let's say, new york, were stopped. heard an announcement. before you leave here, ask yourself, do you have any evidence. did you take any pictures of the marathon? i arrived at the amtrak station yesterday and heard announceme
. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. ♪ >>> we will find out what happened. we will find out who did this and we will bring them to justice. we also know something about us as americans and we know something about bostonians, that in the most difficult times, it's when we stand closest together. >> welcome to "morning joe." mike barnicle is still with us in boston along with katty kay in washington and joining us here on set, former senior visor to president obama and msnbc contributor, david axelrod. former mccain senior campaign strategist steve schmidt and msnbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu, former democratic congressman, harold ford jr. good to have you all on board. we can also discuss big issue taking place on capitol hill today and that is the background checks bill. we will get to that in a moment. we begin, though, with what is on the front page of every paper that you can imagine. the bombings in boston. the three people killed in those two bombings had little in common ex
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